M. Victoria Cattani, Ph.D.

Dr. Vicky Cattani is an evolutionary geneticist with expertise in molecular and classical genetics, genomics, molecular biology, and genome engineering.  Dr. Cattani earned her PhD at the University of Rochester, where she studied reproductive isolation and the evolution of meiosis in several Drosophila (fruit fly) species. Her postdoctoral work at New York University involved the genetics and evolution of meiosis in Caenorhabditis worms. Dr. Cattani then studied the causes and consequences of plastic recombination in both flies and worms as a postdoctoral scholar at North Carolina State University. During her career, Dr. Cattani received numerous awards including an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant and a Charles H. Revson Foundation Fellowship in Biomedical Science. Dr. Cattani has also worked as an independent contractor for American Journal Experts, where she edited scientific manuscripts for international researchers. In addition, she has been an active member of Graduate Women in Science, where she currently serves as the volunteer Chair of the Fellowships Committee. In her free time, Dr. Cattani enjoys spending time with her husband and toddler and exploring the area.

Education: B. S. in Genetics and Evolution from the University of Buenos Aires; M. S. and Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Rochester.